Warriors Two - See It!

by Tom
(Belgium)


The movie, Warriors Two from 1978 is a must-see for a Wing Chun practitioner in my opinion. I highly recommend to see this movie, it's a sweet combo of humor, action and sadness, and most importantly good Wing Chun techniques (at least I think because I'm just a beginner in Wing Chun).

I pasted the plot from Wikipedia below as that is the most accurate.

Mr. Tsan (Bryan Leung), is a doctor and master of Wing Chun, whose martial lineage traces back to the style's founder.

He is grudgingly persuaded by Fei Chun (Sammo Hung), his lead student, to teach kung fu to Cashier Hua (Casanova Wong), a patient hiding out at his residence.

Hua had previously overheard a businessman named Mo (Fung Hak-on) and several of his men plotting to take over the town by killing the head of the town.

Unfortunately, Hua made the mistake of warning Mo's wormy henchman, Master Yao (Dean Shek) and a trap was set that nearly cost the poor cashier his life.

Whilst in hiding, Hua sends Fei Chun to warn the town head. Ignores the advice, the town head is later attacked by Mo's men, although its unclear whether he escapes or is killed after a protracted fight.

Meanwhile, Tsan runs Hua through an elaborate series of Wing Chun training sessions before he falls victim to a vicious trap set by Mo who has learned of Hua's whereabouts.

With nothing left to lose, Hua, Fei Chun, and Tsan's niece split up to use specific Wing Chun styles against Mo's leading fighters. Trouble mounts when its discovered that Fei mixed up the fighter's names and each of Tsan's students have to improvise in order to win against their opponents.


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Comment from Rob: It's an oldie and goodie. Of course, this Wing Chun flick came out many years before the Ip Man films and looks at Wing Chun history by focusing on Ip Man's elders, Chan Wah Shun and his teacher, Leung Jan.

When I watched Warriors Two the last time, about two years ago, my friend who I watched it with made a similar comment about the humor and action in the movie.

He thought it was strange how it had slap-stick type humor in one scene, and then fight to the death battle in the next.

His theory was that the audience in those years wasn't prepared for truly raw and savage fight scenes, and maybe the slap-stick comedy served as comic relief.


You can learn more about Warriors Two and buy a copy from Amazon


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